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sjsander Septal Myectomy and AICD Implant in June 2007 at Mayo Clinic Rochester-Dr. Joseph Dearani Find out more about sjsander
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  • #16
    Re: Full Septal Myectomy Video

    Do they sew the pericardium back together when they are done?

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    • #17
      Re: Full Septal Myectomy Video

      No crocheting or cross stictch done here. You get some nice shiney titanium clips/wires that hold the sternum together until it heals. I have 9 clips/wires.
      LindaSo
      Onward and Upward !

      Diagnosed 4/07 HCM with fixed & dynamic obstruction
      Myectomy with resected cordonae tendonae 4/08 CCF
      ICD 10/08

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      • #18
        Re: Full Septal Myectomy Video

        Rosie, How many has he done. They are leaning towards doing it. But, am disputing where. CCF, and travel home in pain and exhastion or stay in NYC and be a little more comfey.


        Originally posted by rosemarie1125 View Post
        Thats me everybody!!!! ahh im so nervous to watch it. Im very excited and nervous right now. I had my Septal Myectomy in Sept 2011 with the wonderful Doctor Swistel and his team! I owe my life to them! I will post a comment after I watch it, but I really dont want to watch it alone and im the only one up in my house right now.

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        • #19
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          hi all...NO WAY i can watch that video, but in prep for my myectomy in 2 wks, what happens to these 'clips' that i read about, after you heal???? and there's no external stitches, just 'glue' that holds the scar together?
          Septal myectomy 1/23/12, Johns Hopkins
          ICD 1/26/12
          Was on Toprol XL for 8 yrs, caused respiratory issues...now on Atenolol
          diagnosed w/asthma 11/11

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          • #20
            Re: Full Septal Myectomy Video

            I had no glue, no external sutures, but I am confident that I had internal sutures. My incision was BEAUTIFUL!! No redness, drainage, swelling as I recollect. I was very SHOCKED at how pretty it wasy !!

            The clips become a permanent fixture and they aren't typically a problem. T minus how many days?
            Onward and Upward !

            Diagnosed 4/07 HCM with fixed & dynamic obstruction
            Myectomy with resected cordonae tendonae 4/08 CCF
            ICD 10/08

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            • #21
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              THANKS, Linda! wooohooo for not having to have stitches removed!
              T-13 days for my myectomy. Nervous but ready for it to be over with. I've had a heck of a time w/the increased dosage of Toprol, lots of respiratory issues (almost bronchits-like) that i'm trying to get resolved. Pre-op next Tues.
              Septal myectomy 1/23/12, Johns Hopkins
              ICD 1/26/12
              Was on Toprol XL for 8 yrs, caused respiratory issues...now on Atenolol
              diagnosed w/asthma 11/11

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              • #22
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                sjachi...we're in the countdown phase!! I'm getting more nervous too but so ready to just get it done. I've had that bronchitis-like stuff too but no other s/s of a cold so I attributed it to the meds as well. Hoping I will not have to take them soon after surgery. It will soon be time to breathe easier!!
                .....~Lisa J~......
                Married to Michael since 1995
                Four boys..18, 14, 5, & 3
                (Youngest is gene positive)
                Diagnosed in 2003 with HCM
                Obstructive HCM in 2009
                Septal myectomy Jan 24, 2012

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                • #23
                  Re: Full Septal Myectomy Video

                  Lisa,
                  believe me, you have been on my mind constantly...you are the day after me!!! positive thoughts and prayers....
                  hope you got all of your work situation post-op figured out.
                  Septal myectomy 1/23/12, Johns Hopkins
                  ICD 1/26/12
                  Was on Toprol XL for 8 yrs, caused respiratory issues...now on Atenolol
                  diagnosed w/asthma 11/11

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                  • #24
                    Re: Full Septal Myectomy Video

                    sjachi...and you are on mine! we'll both be feeling brand new in no time!
                    i think i have all the bugs worked out of the fmla and work. paperwork is submitted.
                    .....~Lisa J~......
                    Married to Michael since 1995
                    Four boys..18, 14, 5, & 3
                    (Youngest is gene positive)
                    Diagnosed in 2003 with HCM
                    Obstructive HCM in 2009
                    Septal myectomy Jan 24, 2012

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                    • #25
                      Re: Full Septal Myectomy Video

                      There is part of me that wants to watch, but I think I agree it's still too close to home. If they would start it when they're inside doing everything I think I'd be ok, but I don't think I can get through the incision, cracking portion.
                      I still have sternum pain and I'm pretty sure it would aggravate it even more.

                      Although, if someone could tell me when the "bad" part is done and it's just the actual surgery portion, maybe I could fast forward to that.
                      Diagnosed with HOCM 11/03
                      A-Fib 4/09
                      Ramipril 2.5mg
                      Baby Aspirin

                      Myectomy 1/3/11 - Mayo Clinic - Dr. Schaff
                      Maze Procedure 1/3/11 - Mayo Clinic - Dr. Schaff


                      Mom to two crazy dogs

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                      • #26
                        Re: Full Septal Myectomy Video

                        How many has he done?

                        Originally posted by rosemarie1125 View Post
                        Thats me everybody!!!! ahh im so nervous to watch it. Im very excited and nervous right now. I had my Septal Myectomy in Sept 2011 with the wonderful Doctor Swistel and his team! I owe my life to them! I will post a comment after I watch it, but I really dont want to watch it alone and im the only one up in my house right now.

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                        • #27
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                          Originally posted by sjsander View Post
                          Hi all, I came across this full septal myectomy video. If you are sensitive to blood do not watch. I thought it was interesting because I had a septal myectomy and Ive always wondered how it was done.
                          http://orlive.com/stlukes/videos/hcm
                          Hi Guys,

                          For those squeamish at the sight of blood, this youtube video is actually quite good.... it has very little blood.

                          Having just been diagnosed with HCM, I'm trying to be a bit of a sponge with regards information and found it very interesting!

                          Rhodian
                          Last edited by rhodian; 02-17-2012, 11:24 PM. Reason: spelling

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                          • #28
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                            Rosemarie, I was wondering if that was you when he said a young woman in her early twenties!! It is a great, educational video. I only walked away when they were emptying the blood from the heart, otherwise watched the whole thing. It's was 1 year yesterday for my myectomy. Yeah, may not be a good idea to watch it before you have the surgery...
                            Mer

                            Diagnosed 09/2009 @51 yrs old- HCOM
                            Myectomy 2/17/2011
                            Son & Daughter no findings as of yet (echos)
                            No family history determined yet -- 1 sister, 2 brothers & extended family.

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                            • #29
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                              Tried to watch it am having mine done Friday February 24th couldn't get past the incision.........

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                              • #30
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                                Don't worry Laureen, I had my surgery almost 4 years ago and I can't get past the incision either. You'll do fine.
                                Linda
                                Onward and Upward !

                                Diagnosed 4/07 HCM with fixed & dynamic obstruction
                                Myectomy with resected cordonae tendonae 4/08 CCF
                                ICD 10/08

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